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Sunday, 17 February 2008
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This afternoon we went tp the Museum in Docklands for their Chinese New Year celebrations. It is a 14 day festival and at Gerard Street in the west end, which is the area currently known as Chinatown the celebrations were last weekend. But before the Chinese restaurants and shops opened in the west ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/17/2008 2:03 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 17 February 2008
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"The people of Muslim background are never going to leave my country, they are here to stay. This means that the threat of Islam has to be defused in a gradual way, by a change of mentality in the migrant population."-- from a reader Why do you insist on this? Why not at least modify it ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/17/2008 10:56 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 17 February 2008
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WASHINGTON -- The FBI and Department of Homeland Security sent a bulletin Friday to state and local law enforcement authorities advising them to watch for potential retaliatory strikes by Hezbollah, one day after the Lebanese militia group vowed to avenge the death of a top commander by attacking Israeli ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/17/2008 10:47 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 17 February 2008
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Licia Corbella writes about Syed Soharwardy [the Imam who brought charges against Ezra Levant] in the Calgary Herald. On his antisemitism: "As for the allegation he's anti-Semitic, in 2000 he wrote in his newsletter: 'Presently, what Israeli forces are doing to Palestinians is worse than ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/17/2008 10:27 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 17 February 2008
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And now, Tariq Ramadan is a temporary lecturer at what was, during his lifetime, Albert Hourani's former fiefdom (and a useful diploma-mill for such people as Rashid Khalidi and other "constructors of Palestinian identity" getting their D.Phil, and avoiding the rigors of classwork and a Ph.D. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/17/2008 10:16 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 17 February 2008
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'My allies are not Le Pen or Haider,' he [Geert Wilders] emphasises. 'We'll never join up with the fascists and Mussolinis of Italy. I'm very afraid of being linked with the wrong rightist fascist groups.' Dutch iconoclasm, Scandinavian insistence on free expression, the right to provoke are what ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/17/2008 10:10 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 17 February 2008
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A condition in a photo contest run by Pepsi stating that photos with people wearing a headscarf will not be accepted has triggered numerous protests. Calls to boycott the company's products are becoming widespread, despite the fact that Pepsi removed this condition following earlier complaints. After ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/17/2008 9:52 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 17 February 2008
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Speaking of credentials, Hugh Fitzgerald has written about how Tariq Ramadan got  his chair at Leiden. The following description of Ramadan's thesis is from Caroline Fourest's book, Brother Tariq (page 12): [H]is biased view, nakedly propagandist, might have gone unnoticed ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/17/2008 9:30 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 17 February 2008
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Let me first address the “racism” remarks and the accusation of me being “racist” [“Adult film star’s remarks spark debate,” Feb. 14]. I was disappointed (but not very surprised) by the reaction that I got from some of the students at Stanford (as I’ve ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/17/2008 9:11 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 17 February 2008
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I admire Geert Wilders for his bravery in confronting Islam. I hope he succeeds in politics, but if he does, it won't be because of his looks: Islamophobia Watch has found this particularly unflattering picture of him. People like to catch their political opponents at their ugliest. I wonder if anyone ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/17/2008 8:55 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 17 February 2008
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"But then a lot of senior people have been taken in by the retirement scam that Saudi Arabia has for senior civil servants."-- from a reader It's much worse than that, and not limited to what the Saudis can provide. There are those in the State Department, past and present, who have a direct ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/17/2008 8:42 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 17 February 2008
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"Having 'places of worship for various religions is a fundamental human right guaranteed by Islam,' former dean of the Shari`ah Faculty at Qatar University Abdul Hamid al-Ansari told Agence France Presse (AFP) Saturday, February 16. Ansari attributed the opposition to 'a fanatic culture resulting ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/17/2008 8:22 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 17 February 2008
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Once again there is good news from North Korea, a country famous for its great Juche literature and art, and for its Chollima-driven factories that produce "pink shoes to make the people happy". It seems that the winged-horse of Chollima has been working overtime, and there are now so many ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/17/2008 8:17 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 17 February 2008
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Pull yourself together, says Jenny McCartney in The Sunday Telegraph: Each time I have visited India - which remains a country beset by political corruption and social injustices unthinkable in western Europe - the most astonishing aspect of its poorest people is a near-total absence of self-pity: ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/17/2008 7:57 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 17 February 2008
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Kenneth E. Lamb writes (thanks to Jerry Gordon): ...Why is the fact that Mr. [Barack] Obama is only 6.25% African Negro not reported?Because to acknowledge it is to report this devastating truth about him: Mr. Obama is not legally African-American. It is impossible for him to be, in truth, ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/17/2008 7:49 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 17 February 2008
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The arrangement described in Esmerelda's post on "Islamic bonds" is a sham. This is a secured loan. The Government sells the asset; in other words it raises a loan. The Government guarantees to repurchase the asset, that is to redeem the loan. The rent, paid by the Government, and in turn ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/17/2008 7:08 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 17 February 2008
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The Mail on Sunday is not my first port of call for financial news and analysis – to be honest it is not my first port of call for serious news about anything. Rather it is a useful medium to gauge the mood of a certain section of British Society. The Financial Times has nothing about this ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/17/2008 5:11 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 17 February 2008
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An update on Mrs Justice Charles’ consideration of the question of veils in the courtroom. From the Trinidad and Tobago Express. President of the Trinidad Muslim League (TML) Azid Ali has expressed an interest in attending court proceedings to discuss an issue which arose in Justice Joan Charles' ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/17/2008 4:26 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 17 February 2008
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Malaysian security forces have used tear gas and water cannon to break up a protest by ethnic Indians in the capital, Kuala Lumpur. More than 20 people taking part in the banned march were detained by police. The demonstration was organised by the Hindu Rights Action Force, which is demanding the ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/17/2008 4:09 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 17 February 2008
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From the BBC The trial of 18 men accused of dressing up as women has started in a Sharia court in northern Nigeria. The men were arrested last year in a hotel room in the city of Bauchi. The men were originally accused of sodomy, which could lead to the death penalty under Sharia, but the charges ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/17/2008 2:53 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 16 February 2008
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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwcrFCzsjZ8&feature=related ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/16/2008 7:42 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 16 February 2008
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AFP (thanks to Jill Klinghoffer):  Denmark's foreign policy committee says it has cancelled a trip to Iran next week, over demands it apologise for a controversial Prophet Mohammed cartoon printed in Danish newspapers. "The Iranian Parliament wanted our delegation to present an official ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/16/2008 5:57 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 16 February 2008
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I wonder, will  Yvonne Ridley be there to explain Islamic feminism for us? From ITN (hat tip Jihad Watch): Muslim groups are preparing to stage a demonstration outside Downing Street after what they describe as a week of "bias, prejudice, xenophobia and even borderline racism". It ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/16/2008 1:00 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 16 February 2008
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Presumably the member-states of Organization of the Islamic Conference were consulted on this attempt to suppress freedom of speech, as it is commonly understood, all over the advanced Western world, and to substitute for it a non-freedom freedom-of-speech, that is the one recognized in Islam, ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/16/2008 12:40 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 16 February 2008
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Tom Joscelyn's Weekly Standard cover story is the definitive account of the recently assassinated Imad Mugniyah's pivotal role in the confederation of Hezbollah, Iran and al Qaeda.  The most intriguing part is the last section, which deals with the likely contribution of Iran to the 9/11 ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/16/2008 8:24 AM by Andy McCarthy
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